Worcester, Mass.- Quinnipiac women's soccer senior forward Kemesha Woodfine's (Stamford, Conn.) goal in the 27th minute of play was all the Bobcats needed, as they defeated Holy Cross, 1-0, at Linda Johnson Smith Stadium in Worcester, Mass. The win improves the Bobcats record to 3-0, while the loss brings the Crusaders' record to 1-2-1 on the season. This is the first 3-0 start for the Bobcats since 1988.
Woodfine's second goal of the season came at the most opportune time for the Bobcats, which earned their third consecutive victory of the young season. On the score, Woodfine received a pass from senior forward Crystal Burns (Overland Park, Kan.) and found the back of the net to give the Bobcats the early 1-0 lead.
The Bobcats played tight defense, limiting the Crusaders to just four shots in the final 20 minutes of the first half. The tremendous team defense helped Jill Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) earn her second clean-sheet of the season.
The Bobcats' defensive unit of junior Beck Kiting (Canberra, Australia), senior Maggie Yahn (Sharon, Conn.), sophomore Jess Lavoie (Berlin, Conn.), and junior Aine McKeever (Derry City , Ireland) all chipped in for the Bobcats, holding Holy Cross scoreless.
Kelley made four saves on the afternoon, while her counterpart, Ashlyn Angell, matched Kelley's save total for Holy Cross. The Crusaders matched the Bobcats, 10-10, for shots in the game. Overall, Holy Cross took three corner kicks compared to Quinnipiac's six.
The Bobcats return to the field on Friday, September 7, when they take on the Highlanders of New Jersey Institute of Technology at Lubetkin Field in Newark, N.J. under the lights at 7 p.m.
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